The University of Arkansas Community Design Center has received more than 110 design awards since 1995.
We are committed to the philosophy that architects have a role to play in the aesthetic, social and cultural betterment of society.
We emphasize design as a creative, problem solving-skill. Students learn to create environments that meet diverse human needs and desires.
We explore the making of spaces through urban design, wetland reclamation, and the design of public memorials, parks and gardens.
The international study program introduces students to cities and landscapes very different from their own, enriching their design vocabulary and deepening their understanding of other cultures. In addition to the semester of international study, which is required in the five-year professional degree programs, students may choose to travel with faculty to significant cities and natural environments throughout the world.
Though any degree in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design requires years of rigorous study and studio work, some exceptional students seek experiential education that deepens classroom learning. The school's honors curriculum targets students interested in independent exploration of topics related to the natural and built environment.